Turkey to invest in spaceport in Somalia, report says – SpaceWatch.Global

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Paris, 22 February 2021. – Turkey plans to take a position greater than $350 million in a spaceport in Somalia, as a part of its $1 billion Moon mission, Area in Africa reported.

“The federal government plans to construct a rocket launch web site in Somalia, a key Turkish safety associate since 2011, which additionally hosts Turkey’s largest coaching base on the planet,” Area in Africa mentioned. “Somalia isn’t a stranger for area lovers: France additionally thought of utilizing the nation to host a spaceport within the 1960s as a result of its proximity to the equator, making it extra appropriate for rocket launches.”

Based on Area in Africa, Serdar Huseyin Yildirim, the Turkish Area Company president, refused to remark in an interview with Turkish BBC, “citing delicate talks with the host nation, which he wouldn’t identify”.

The Turkish authorities plans its personal Moon mission, with a primary touchdown in 2023 – the nation’s centennial – and a second in 2028.

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